National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), in association with its affiliates in Punjab, will launch a statewide campaign to protest against non-implementation of national policy for street vendors.
The campaign would start from Ludhiana on May 26 with 'NASVI Rath' reaching the city from the national capital, a statement issued here on Thursday by the association said.
"The campaign is very much needed as the state government has yet not addressed the issues of street vendors related to their livelihood as per the mandates of the national policy for street vendors," it said.
"The national policy came into existence way back in 2004, but its implementation is shockingly poor in several cities and towns of Punjab," it added.
NASVI is a national platform of 615 street vendor organisations, trade unions and community based groups across 23 states.